Force virus scan before you can copy/move the file from a temporary area

Hi. Anyone have experience on this and maybe have a solution to force a antivirus scan on files & folders put in a temporary folder before you may distribute the files further on? I use McAfee now.

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R. Andrew KoffronCommented:
Most AntiVirus has "On Access Scanning" so it scans every file you access, you shouldn't need to specify unless you've gone in and excluded a bunch of stuff from the on access scanning.

you can test by getting a virus test file from your software company and putting it in the folder. than access from a client machine. to copy or move. I'm not a McAfee fan, but even they should do this. provided it's up-to-date

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cysecberAuthor Commented:
So there is no chance to transfer a file through the temp area and over to the server with the on access scan? This have to be a secure solution since this temp area is the gateway to a plant network.
R. Andrew KoffronCommented:
there is always "a chance" but if your server and clients are both running AV on access scanning. it "should' be impossible to copy an infected file. provided:
1. AV is installed and updated.
2. There are no exclusion in AV so the area is not skipped for scans.
3. nothing has disabled the scanner.

it's always possible that there will be a Zero Day virus (not in the scan definitions) or that your AntiVirus provider will miss something.

the only way I know of to protect a machine 100% is to not give it electricity. but that sorta defeats the purpose of computers.
cysecberAuthor Commented:
Thanks for the feedback.
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